Uncaged D / Reinhart, right or left: Friday (late) notes

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The Big Club fights for its playoff life and its building’s life tomorrow. The banged-up defense has a few different options tomorrow, all involving either Sound Tigers from this season or recent ones. We’ll see how they look at 3 p.m. (or earlier on Twitter). This whole “Has Griffin Reinhart played the right side” thing […] [Read More]

Reinhart appears: Thursday notes

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The Big Club fell behind in the series with a 5-1 loss in Washington in Game 5. Griffin Reinhart made his playoff debut in place of Lubomir Visnovsky; Calvin de Haan left the game in the third, too. They’re playing for their lives on Saturday. Manchester beat Portland 5-2 in their series opener; Sean Backman […] [Read More]

Changes/playoffs elsewhere: Wednesday notes

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Wednesday was the third anniversary of the Sound Tigers’ last playoff game. The team that knocked them out got their playoffs started tonight, and former Bridgeport goalie Yann Danis made 27 saves in the Wolf Pack’s 3-1 win over Providence. Game 2 is Saturday in Hartford. Out in Rosemont, Ill., where Bridgeport played its only […] [Read More]

Summertime, two months early: 2014-15 wrap

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Both Brent Thompson and Dave Stickney had their dogs in the room today. Scooter Vaughan walked in, saw them both running around with Jack Gallant, and asked the only logical question: “Where are we right now?” Good question. After 76 games, it’s over, earlier than we ever could’ve imagined in November or even most of […] [Read More]

The Real(er) Standings and a(n im)modest proposal

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Like we always do about this time: The “real” standings, minus the bonus points. Northeast W L T Pts Hartford (3) 41 29 6 88 Syracuse (7) 38 35 3 79 Albany 35 33 8 78 Springfield 33 36 7 73 Bridgeport 25 47 4 54 Atlantic W L T Pts Manchester (1) 48 23 […] [Read More]
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What it’s all about: Hartford postgame

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If you remember back in the day, an unremarkable PTO signing, showing up in No. 13, so unremarkable at the time that I wondered from a distance at practice if that was the return of an unremarkable AHL-contract guy Brett Gallant was more or less called up to fight Tim Wallace. They needed him to […] [Read More]

Day last: Hartford pregame

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Kevin Poulin for the last game of the season. A few tweaks; Sebastian Collberg gets in for the finale, and Colin Markison’s out. The sick remain out. Hartford, locked into the third seed, has a bunch of changes from Friday. BRIDGEPORT F: Jeffrey (A)-Quine-Vaughan Johnston-Mouillierat (A)-Collberg Gillies-Sundstrom-Langkow Gallant-Brooks-Eberle D: Ness (C)-Pulock Pelech-Mayfield Carkner-Louis G: Poulin […] [Read More]

A split and a landslide: Fake Team Awards X

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Thanks to those who voted, who split their vote for one fake trophy but gave the other to a longtime Tiger in a landslide. The Seventh Player Award was the split one, but Scooter Vaughan edged his teammates narrowly. Vaughan, whose three PTOs last year earned him an AHL deal this year, played on a […] [Read More]